SOURCE: Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks

February 11, 2010 07:30 ET

Extreme Networks Powers Virtualized Data Center for CityNAP's Tier 1 Network Access Point

Leading Data Center Solution Leads to Increased Energy Efficiency, High Capacity, and Flexible, Virtualized Environment

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2010) -  Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that its scalable data center network solutions are powering CityNAP's data center and colocation facilities, a Tier 1 Network Access Point (NAP) in Texas. CityNAP provides Internet peering and a host of data and communication services to better connect businesses and ISPs in the southwestern U.S.

As a Tier 1 Internet hub and data center facility in San Antonio, CityNAP serves as a point of convergence for multiple fiber-optic networks of carriers, providing affordable access to surrounding businesses that require reliable access for converged video, storage, and Software as a Service (SaaS).

To support its services with a reliable and power efficient data center network, CityNAP selected Extreme Networks Ethernet infrastructure solutions featuring its BlackDiamond® 20808, BlackDiamond 8800 and Summit® X350 aggregation switches to implement a fully PCI compliant environment for managed services and other client requirements. The infrastructure also supports CityNAP's efforts to assist companies to consolidate systems through the use of internal processes and products such as VMware. The resulting network is highly scalable, resilient, and virtualized.

"Delivering leading performance and reliability for businesses means building a first class data center that can easily leverage virtualization, growing capacity for customers as well as favorable energy efficiency," said Don Douglas, CityNAP President. "By deploying network solutions from Extreme Networks, CityNAP provides the predictable and flexible network services that our customers expect from a top tier access point provider."

CityNAP deploys Extreme Networks BlackDiamond® 20808 core routing switch to peer with outward facing Internet routers. The platform delivers the highest capacity of Ethernet switches in the market, featuring 2 Terabit backplane capacity and industry-leading 10 Gigabit Ethernet port density. Extreme Networks BlackDiamond 8800 series switches, equipped with 8900-series modules, and the Summit X350 fixed Gigabit Ethernet switches are configured to support high-speed Layer 2 aggregation within the network.

With CityNAP's upgraded data center network in place, organizations can securely host their data or colocate their own equipment within the facility and connect to their telecommunications carrier of choice. Other benefits of CityNAP include green-powered options relying on wind power. Additionally, the facility integrates state-of-the-art network security and a climate-controlled environment to ensure continuous operations.

A colocation site in downtown San Antonio, CityNAP is ideally suited for companies seeking to expand IT infrastructure capacity without the exorbitant costs associated with building out or expanding in-house. Designed to support and protect mission critical operations, our secure, state-of-the-art facility enables you to cost effectively access multiple communication networks. This reduces your reliance on costly last-mile connections, enhances network reliability, provides redundancy, and provides a better return on investment. We pride ourselves on delivering comprehensive colocation, interconnection and network peering in a neutral marketplace built for business. With customized, flexible services and some of the greatest talent and expertise in the industry, we ensure a relationship that offers sustainable value for your investment of time, money and resources.

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Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet network infrastructure that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance, high availability and scalable switching solutions that enable organizations to address real-world communications challenges and opportunities. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit:

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